Even If – MercyMe

I was listening to my favourite gospel radio station Star 88.3 this morning, when, this beautiful song immediately caught my attention. I searched for the lyrics on YouTube and found it. It’s truly inspiring. It seems as if God is preparing my heart, in accordance to the prayer I posted some days ago on Season of Hope: Down the Foggy Road.

Please listen to it, its very reassuring. Share it with someone and encourage them that no matter what, God is always on our side.

They say sometimes you win some
Sometimes you lose some
And right now, right now I’m losing bad
I’ve stood on this stage night after night
Reminding the broken it’ll be alright
But right now, oh right now I just can’t

It’s easy to sing
When there’s nothing to bring me down
But what will I say
When I’m held to the flame
Like I am right now

I know You’re able and I know You can
Save through the fire with Your mighty hand
But even if You don’t
My hope is You alone

They say it only takes a little faith
To move a mountain
Well good thing
A little faith is all I have, right now
But God, when You choose
To leave mountains unmovable
Oh give me the strength to be able to sing
It is well with my soul

Chorus
I know You’re able and I know You can
Save through the fire with Your mighty hand
But even if You don’t
My hope is You alone
I know the sorrow, and I know the hurt
Would all go away if You’d just say the word
But even if You don’t
My hope is You alone

You’ve been faithful, You’ve been good
All of my days
Jesus, I will cling to You
Come what may
‘Cause I know You’re able
I know You can

(Chorus)

It is well with my soul
It is well, it is well with my soul

His Great Name

Demons scamper and hide,
Principalities quiver and shake,
Our lips hum new melodies,
Our hearts revive and reignite,
At the mention of His great name,
My Refuge, my Rock, my Help
My Saviour, my Hiding Place,
Jesus.

Daily Prompt: Scamper

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Season of Hope: Can’t Give Up Now

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I just can’t give up now
I’ve come too far from where I started from
Nobody told me the road would be easy
And I don’t believe He brought this far
To leave me

(Mary Mary- Can’t Give Up Now)

This beautiful encouraging song by Mary Mary has been on my mind since morning. It’s so true and very uplifting. In my little journey with God, He has not left me before. And, I know He will not leave me now.

See my notes on: Season of Hope: His Strength is Enough

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M – Make Yourself Accountable

Make yourself accountable and answerable to someone. First to God and secondly to any serious minded person or persons you think, who would help keep you in check. Keep updates, log books, diaries, accounts and records if possible.

In every business, there is the accounting department for accountability. In government, there are checks and balances, there is the police and security services, there is the opposition government. All these are forms of accountability, to keep the lust of men in check, to prevent anarchy, greed and avarice, embezzlement, despotism and nepotism.

Find an accountant, keep records and make yourself accountable. When it’s time for review(will write more on this later), your logs will be your reference points.
Shalom 🌺🌺

Previous: L – Live Your Life

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I Am A Child Of God

Below is a song that stirs ripples of praise and thanksgiving from my heart to God. It reminds me that notwithstanding any whirling of tempests, trials, temptations and tests, that I am a child of God. I will always be God’s child because His love for me is unconditional. I’m not a replacement or an afterthought, no. For He loved me and called me His child even before I was born. I am a child of God. I hope it blesses your heart too.

You unravel me, with a melody,
You surround me with a song
Of deliverance, from my enemies,
Till all my fears are gone

Chorus
I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God

From my mothers womb You have chosen me
Love has called my name
I’ve been born again, into Your family
Your blood flows through my veins

Chorus
I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God

(Interlude)
I am surrounded, by the arms of the Father
I am surrounded, by songs of deliverance
We’ve been liberated, from our bondage
We’re the sons and the daughters
Let us sing our freedom

(Bridge)
You split the sea so I could walk right through it
My fears were drowned in perfect love
You rescued me and I will stand and sing
I am a child of God,
I am a Child of God

Click here for YouTube video: No Longer Slave By Jonathan David & Melissa Helser

Daily Prompt: Replacement

Eye of the Storm (Nice, France)

As the world shudders at the horrific terrifying stomach-churning attack that happened today in Nice, France; I share this song by Ryan Stevenson in honour of all its victims and survivors. Since 9/11, peace and freedom have gradually become the fantasies of an insane man while the sane is compulsorily forced to live in fear and bondage.
May God comfort the hearts of these victims and their families at such great tragedy, Amen.

Chorus:
In the eye of the storm, You remain in control
In the middle of the war, You guard my soul
You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn
Your love surrounds me, in the eye of the storm

When the solid ground is falling out, from underneath my feet,
Between the black skies and my red eyes, I can barely see
When I realize I’ve been sold out by my friends and my family,
I can feel the rain reminding me

(Chorus)

When my hopes and dreams are far from me, and I’m running out of faith
I see the future I pictured slowly fade away
And when the tears of pain and heartache are pouring down my face
I find my peace in Jesus’ name

(Chorus)

When the test comes in and the darkness says I’ve only got a few month left
Is like a bitter pill I’m swallowing, I can barely take a breathe
And when addiction steals my baby girl, and there’s nothing I can do
My only hope is to trust You, I trust you Lord…

(Chorus)

Oh, in the eye of, oh, in the eye of the storm
I know You’re watching me, yea, ay
When the storm is raging (when the storm is raging)
And my hope is gone (and my hope is gone, Lord)
When my flesh is failing, You’re still holding on, oh whoa

The Lord is my Shepherd
I have all that I need
He lets me rest in green meadows
He leads me beside peaceful streams
He renews my strength
He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to His Name
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid
For You are close beside me.
(Ryan Stevenson)

Daily Prompt: Storm

See Youtube video here

Music and Me

Other than writing, another hobby I enjoy so much is music. I love singing. Anywhere I am there has to be music. In my car, at home, on my phone, at work when alone. Countless karaoke sessions in the house and in my car has become one of my daily routines with my children as my audience. And if I love the song, I’ll have to google the lyrics and later watch the video on YouTube.

My sources of music includes my two favourite stations- Star 88.3 and Premier Praise on the Tunein Radio App; my countless CDs and most importantly my iTunes music library which currently contains 313 gospel songs and more yet to be downloaded on iTunes.

Top of the list on my favourite artists include TobyMac, Mandisa, Deitrick Haddon, Third Day, Don Moen, Jesus Culture, Casting Crowns, Sinach, Brandon Heath, Cece Winans, Keith Lancaster, Matt Maher, Matthew West, Mercy Me, Newsboys, Steve Green, Audio Adrenaline and a whole lot of others. Most of these I knew them through Star 88.3 christian radio station and I’ve been tremendously blessed and broken, uplifted and encouraged, healed and restored by their singing.

My love for music is also evident in my love for musicals. Some of the musicals I enjoyed watching include Little Shop of Horror, Singing in the Rain, Glee, Sister Act, Mama Mia, Les Misèrables, The King and I, Hair Spray, Grease, Lion King, Mary Poppins and so on. My all time favourite of all that I could watch non-stop and never get bored is Sound of Music. I’m in love with this film. It’s a timeless classic.

Why do I love to sing? Why do I love music?
I find music very enriching and inspirational when I’m down. It gives me that quiet place of solace and solitude where I completely bear the stirrings of my heart to God. Sometimes when I can’t find the right words to express myself, music complements that need. And of course, when I’m happy I express it well through singing and a bit of dancing. Music reconnects and unifies my heart with God, joy and peace flooding my heart like a river as I bask in His awesome Presence. And countless times, I’ve received God’s clear leading and direction through music. Music liberates and frees the soul to realms and heights yet unknown like an eager soaring higher and higher into the third heavens. Music is like a necessary food that intoxicates my soul.

I’ll end this with a song by Third Day, an amazing song about the love of God that is very dear to me. It’s titled Love Song. You can listen to it on YouTube here, I do hope it blesses your heart as it did to mine.

I’ve heard it said that a man would climb a mountain
Just to be with the one he loves
How many times has he broken that promise
It has never been done.
I’ve never climbed the highest mountain
But I walked the hill of calvary

Chorus:
Just to be with you, I’d do anything
There’s no price I would not pay
Just to be with you, I’d give anything
I would give my life away.

I’ve heard it said that a man would swim the ocean
Just to be with the one he loves
How many times has he broken that promise
It can never be done
I’ve never swam the deepest ocean
But I walked upon the raging sea

Chorus:
Just to be with you, I’d do anything
There’s no price I would not pay
Just to be with you, I’d give anything
I would give my life away.

Bridge:
I know that you don’t understand the fullness of My love
How I died upon the cross for your sins
And I know that you don’t realise how much that I gave you
But I promise, I would do it all again.

Just to be with you, I’ve done everything
There’s no price I did not pay
Just to be with you, I gave everything
Yes, I gave my life away
Yes, I gave my life away

Daily prompt words: Sing, Countless